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Old 03-27-11, 09:09 AM
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Bianchi that I'm interested in



Couple of questions. First, Hoping Bianchigirll can weigh in on this one!

I normally ride a 58 cm or 23" frame. This one is listed as a 55 cm with a standover height of 32". I'm no expert on Bianchi geometry, but it seems like it might be able to fit me at 5'11" or so height. Used to be 5' 11 1/2" but approaching 50 have probably shrunk!

Anyway, like to have feedback on the model name, the owner doesn't know for certain. Also like to know more about Chromor steel, is that simply Bianchi's name for Chromolly?

Any other input is welcome, the asking price is around $300.00 which seems fairly reasonable.

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Old 03-27-11, 09:11 AM
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By the way, it has some Campy bits, front/rear derailleurs and Ofmega headset and cranks. They look very nice in some of the other photos.
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Columbus Cromor ... scroll down a bit. Standard chrome molybdenum from Columbus.
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Columbus Cromor ... scroll down a bit. Standard chrome molybdenum from Columbus.
Awesome, thanks! I have seen tables for steel tubing, but never that one. Very helpful! I wonder where the Tenax came in? I've been told that Columbus Tenax was either SL or SP that had cosmetic blemishes. Do you have any insight into this?

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It looks to be in good shape and the paint is very nice, I think that with some celeste bar tape you could have quite the eye-catching ride.

Around here, a well known Italian brand with paint like that would hit $400 so, if you can get it for $275 or so I think it is worth it. I have a couple of bikes that are made from Cromor and they ride very well and are not noticeably heavy.

I had a Campione D'Italia that looked a lot like this but it had the special Bianchi Formulaza (sp?) tubing, which was probably just Cromor vamped up by the marketing department.
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Sharp looking bike, price seems market price, looks like its made in Italy decal near dt shifters, sizing is being compromised but can work, tough call test ride it first, thats just my opinion good luck!
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HI Tugadude, I saw this earlier at work, just got home. the frame and Quattros seem to make this a '89, but it should have Suntour/Quattro derailleurs. perhaps someone did not like the Suntour and swapped it. Looks like you Victory with Synchro II. nice looking bike.

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